One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounSouth African
A preserve made from dried apricots and other fruit, pulped or flattened.
- ‘On our last visit home, I brought some mebos and enjoyed every bite of it.’
- ‘Close the boxes securely and store the mebos in a dark place.’
- ‘For the rest of the morning we saw and heard them playing tag, going after whichever one had the mebos.’
South African Dutch, probably from Japanese umeboshi ‘plums pickled in salt and dried’.
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